SKIPTON Building Society’s £40,000 national community funding scheme is returning for its second year.

Community Giving launched today giving brokers and employees of intermediary firms across the country the chance to direct much-needed cash to good causes.

Following last year’s inaugural scheme when 40 organisations tackling homelessness all received £1,000, an additional £40,000 was also made available in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support the 2019 Community Giving winners who each received a further £1,000. Now Skipton intermediaries is launching Community Giving for 2020 and asking brokers and intermediaries to nominate charities and community groups which support housing and homelessness.

Paul Fenn, Skipton’s Director of Business Development, said: “We were delighted to hear of the positive effects our donations made to the 40 successful groups last year and we are now looking forward to helping another raft of charities and good causes which are making a difference in housing and homelessness.

“Community Giving has already proved a great success and we wanted to give an extra commitment to help these groups as they struggled to carry on during COVID-19 pandemic. We are now excited to support the good causes that are selected for this year’s funding and look forward to another successful scheme.

“We think this is something intermediaries everywhere will want to get involved in. It’s a fantastic opportunity for brokers to support a good cause with a share of £40,000, money that can make a real difference in our communities. We want as many brokers as possible to get involved so they can help support their hero organisations.”

Brokers and employees of intermediary firms can put forward their favourite organisations for a £1,000 donation by downloading a nomination form at: and emailing it to

Nominations close on Friday, October 30.